In-depth night presentation!

Hi, my name is Natasha, I’m a grade 10 TALONS learner and welcome to my blog! This year for my in-depth project I chose realistic pencil drawings, specifically focusing on drawing animals! I chose this topic because I enjoyed drawing as a hobby but hadn’t had much formal training and this was a perfect opportunity…

In-depth Post #6

I cannot believe that my second and final in-depth project is coming to an end! I have learned and improved so much throughout the last few months and it has been such an amazing process. Over the past few weeks, I continued to draw regularly in my sketch book using the techniques and advice I have learned from my mentor.   As I mentioned in…

In-Depth Post #5

Over the past two weeks, I continued to work on my in-depth and overall, I think I am making great progress and am seeing improvement in my drawing skills! However, right after Spring Break, I had some difficulty finding motivation to continue working on my drawings because of our rapidly changing environment and drastic adjustments we had to make to our lives. Nevertheless, after getting started again and settling into my new schedule, my motivation returned, and I am really excited to continue practicing and improving my drawing skills during the last stretch of in-depth! I continued to draw in…

In-Depth Post #4

In these times of social distancing, we have lots of free time on our hands. Luckily, drawing is a perfect fun and productive pastime which I can easily do while staying at home. As a result, over the past few weeks, I have made great progress with my in-depth. I continued to sketch approximately every second day and practiced the exercises my mentor gave me during our first meeting. As I mentioned in my…

In-Depth Post #3

In-depth 2020 is whizzing by and I am having a great time practicing and improving my drawing skills! Over the past few weeks, I have been drawing approximately every second day and have created 16 drawings in my sketch book using the exercises my mentor gave me during our first meeting. My mentor and I are…

In-Depth Post #2

Over the past few weeks, I found a mentor and had my first meeting with her. So far, my in-depth project has been going really well. My mentor is very knowledgeable and skilled in art and drawing and was able to teach me many helpful drawing techniques. She then gave me several exercises for me to practice before…

In-Depth Post #1

For my second and final in-depth project I will be learning more about pencil and coloured pencil drawing. What?   My in-depth project will include:  Learning the basics of drawing in pencil and coloured pencils  Learning more complex drawing skills to realistically and effectively sketch   Developing my own style for drawing  Learning how to properly use high quality…

CLE Interview: Three Pieces of Wisdom

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